Loving Technology – August 2012

| August 13, 2012

Happy August to everyone!  This month’s question comes from Fran. Fran is interested in purchasing a webcam and is looking for resources to guide her decision. I always ask “What will be the primary use of your webcam?”

Webcams range in price from $10 to $60 and more. When you buy one, be sure that it has the ability to capture audio and video, that it plugs into your computer (USB connection most common and what I recommend), and that it will function with your computer’s operating system. Logitech (www.logitech.com) has a nice website where you can view the webcam options, read the specification and view customer reviews.  I also recommend reviewing these webcam resources.

What is a Webcam?

WiseGEEK provides some helpful resources. Who is behind wiseGEEK? It’s one of the most common questions we receive. We are a team of researchers, writers and editors dedicated to providing short, clear and concise answers to common questions. Currently, there are over 200 active contributors; you can read some of their profiles below.

PC World Magazine

Top-Rated High-Definition Webcams

Bring high definition to video chat or videoconferencing with these Webcams.

2012 Best Webcam Reviews and Comparisons


Thank you Fran for your question and happy shopping!  I also found some articles and websites to share.

The MacArthur Foundation

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation supports creative people and effective institutions committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. MacArthur is one of the nation’s largest independent foundations. Through the support it provides, the Foundation fosters the development of knowledge, nurtures individual creativity, strengthens institutions, helps improve public policy, and provides information to the public, primarily through support for public interest media.

Buying Textbooks

With the start of school around the corner I found a great resource for purchasing textbooks.  Bigwords compares the best textbook stores; start shopping.

Through Robotics, Girls Find a Future in Engineering

Uncovering the learning habits of leaders and managers

Take a Hike: Make Being Outdoors In

As gaming devices supplant games of catch, schools counter nature-deficit disorder with outdoor experiences.

Relevant Radio  relevantradio.com

Now in its 12th year, Relevant Radio® is “Talk Radio for Catholic Life”, broadcasting 24/7 on 34 stations in 13 states and across the world over the internet.

The Aldo Leopold Foundation

The Aldo Leopold Foundation’s mission is to weave a land ethic into the fabric of our society; to advance the understanding, stewardship and restoration of land health; and to cultivate leadership for conservation. Welcome to the Leopold Center!

Take a Virtual Tour of the Leopold


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Jean M. Dugo loves technology, education and computers. For future issues, I would like to answer your technology questions. Please feel free to email your questions.

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